Make It Your Own: Best London DIY Meal Kits You Need To Try

Published . By Olivia Cheves.

Looking to spend London lockdown 2.0 learning from the mistakes of last time? Us too, which is why we're turning our attention from Dalgona coffees to some of the best DIY dishes this city's restaurants have to offer. Banana bread? More like ba-no-no bread. Building your own burgers and cooking along with first-class chefs? That's a little more our speed. It's time to get those kitchen skills up to scratch once and for all and these London restaurant meal kits are here to give you a helping hand.

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London faves Dirty Bones are letting you whip up and chow down on some filthy burgers.

Dirty Bones: From burgers and cocktails to their lamb-loaded fries, Dirty Bones are the ones to hit up if you're looking to add a little extra indulgence to your next date night or dinner with housemates.

Townsend: Despite being one of East London's newer apparitions, this Whitechapel restaurant was among the first to start breaking down its dishes for you to have a crack at on your own hob. 

Burger & BeyondKnown for serving up some absolute knee-tremblers in the burger stakes, these patty maestros are making sure you don't go without their mouthwatering Bacon Butter Burger and The Bougie Burger.

Milk: Bringing the most important meal of the day to your door, brunch mecca Milk are letting you try your hand at perfecting some of their plates, including anzac biscuits and the sweetcorn fritter-fronting Sweet Maria.

Le SwineLondon's biggest bacon-lovers are making sure you don't go without your morning must-haves while in isolation. They've deconstructed their most mouthwatering menu item - the bacon butty - and will deliver the ingredients to your door in portions of two or four.

The Vurger Co.: Having initially made the full swerve to delivery during the last lockdown, The Vurger Co. are taking things to the next level. Compile your own vegan patties with their handy cook-at-home kits, which include buns, burgers, toppings, fries and special sauce.

Pizza PilgrimsThese purveyors of excellent Neapolitan pizzas are giving you the goods to craft your very own crusts, complete with dough, sauce and cheese. All you need to provide? A frying pan and some creative toppings.

Chin ChinChin Chin is ensuring the sweet-toothed don't suffer too much, as the iconic ice cream-makers are doling out their griddled cookie dough, cherry pies and monster hot chocs to make at home.

Patty & Bun: If you're missing the bun-soaking delights of a proper Patty & Bun burger, the brand's meal kits should more than fill the void. Teaming up with butchers HG Walter, they'll be giving you all the necessary ingredients to make either their Ari Gold or Smokey Robinson burgers.

Dishoom: Indian street food titans Dishoom have turned their best breakfast into an at-home event as they send you all you'll need to make their moreish bacon naan.

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From fondue to fiery tacos, there's kits for whichever cuisine you're craving.

Galvin: The team behind this range of swish bistros have launched their own meal kit series so you can feast on some stunning French food whenever you fancy.

Honest Burgers: The UK-wide burger brand are making sure you don't go without quality patties this lockdown with a range of at-home burger kits for you to try out.

Chotto Matte: From DIY deliveries to fun cookalongs, Chotto Matte are mixing up your dinnertime with a range of fun experiences all focused around their unique range of Nikkei plates.

The Cheese Bar: Daring dairy darlings The Cheese Bar are also helping you have a little fun-due this month with the ultimate night of cheese, bread and wine for two.

Nonna Tonda: Hoping to make it a pasta party? These weekly deliveries offer noodles made fresh that morning alongside a regularly changing line-up of sauces and garnishes from just £6.25 per person.

Mac & Wild: Scottish-sourced meat more your style? Highland-inspired hotspot Mac & Wild are putting together the ultimate evening meal for all you carnivores with their beef and venison burgers.

Corazon: You can now bring Soho's top tacos to your sofa because Corazon are now offering their mouthwatering carne asada option in an at-home form, and with enough food for up to four people.

Sketch: Even the most sought after dining destinations are jumping on the DIY bandwagon. Enter this luxe set from egg-loo icons Sketch, which features everything from warming Sunday roasts to wine pairings.

Ambassador General Store: A lockdown lifeline from the team behind Brigadiers, Gymkhana and Trishna, AGS is your one-stop-shop for high-end Indian eats and Diwali feasts this month.

D&D: The deluxe restaurant brand have launched a series of at-home kits from some incredible London eateries - think Champagne brunches from Bluebird and decadent canapé selections.

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Make banana bread a thing of the past with these hands-on dining experiences.

Rosa's Thai Cafe: From tofu green curry to prawn pad thai, Rosa's all-new delivery meal kits are offering the ultimate Friday night treat. For £40 you'll be able to make four delicious portions, so your Saturday hangover snacks are sorted too.

Passo: Looking for fresh pizzas and home-cooked pasta kits? Passo are promising all that and more with their delivery service. Get ready for easy-to-prepare plates of creative crusts and pre-bottled cocktails.

Tōu: You'll have to be quick if you want to nab this particular DIY delight. Tōu's katsu sando kit offers a fun little package stuffed with Iberian pork, brioche slices and XO shallot and raspberry sauces.

Around The Cluck: 1251's delivery brand has sorted out its own meal kits for those looking to get their hands dirty. Grab the bits for their buttermilk burger, which includes jerk marinated chicken thighs, Scotch bonnet jam and blue cheese mousse.

Home By Nico: Nico Simeone has been busy of late, adapting his multi-course menus into an at-home format. The result? A regularly changing theme which front four stunning plates and paired wines.

Monty's Deli: Delivering some of London's best Jewish soul food, Monty's Deli can sort you for some seriously epic eats this November. Grab their sandwich kits, which feature helpings of salt beef, smoked salmon or pastrami, as well as bagels, babkas and condiments.

Gunpowder: Get hands-on with regional Indian cuisine as Gunpowder front a range of meal kits for you to tackle, from Kashmiri lamb chops and tandoori chicken, to vindaloo pork ribs.

MEATliquor: Got a hankering for chilli cheese dogs and bottled cocktails? Boozy burger chain MEATliquor is ensuring you get your fill of their fantastic frankfurters, whether you're carnivore or herbivore.

Dinings SW3: Fancy using your down time to become a sushi sensation? Japanese spot Dinings SW3 have got you covered for interactive cooking action with temaki handrolls and Tar-Tar chips.

Berenjak: Get your fix of Iranian kebabs this London lockdown as Berenjak return with some delicious options this month. Grill up juicy lamb and chicken skewers, or opt for their mazeh platter featuring sangak bread and traditional dips.

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There's Middle Eastern mezze and cheeseburger bao coming to a living room near you this month.

Quality Chop House: Putting a very refined spic on classic British grub, Quality Chop House have unveiled a decadent DIY kit - think bone-in sirloin, confit potatoes and two different types of dessert all for just £65.

Arabica: Offering some of the best mezze in London, Arabica is bringing you mouthwatering Middle Eastern eats; including falafel kits, ready-to-bake borek and feast boxes complete with a bottle of arak.

Homeslice: The pizza purveyors have created a range of ready-to-bake slices for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own pad, and they've even teamed up with some great booze brands to make sure you don't go thirsty either.

BAO: One of best collabs to emerge from London's restaurant kit boom is the BAO and Bleecker Burger reunion. Throughout the month they'll be offering cheeseburger bao kits complete with patties, buns and sauces.

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